How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?

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JohnnyLuddite Senior Member • Posts: 1,364
Re: How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?

jebo1 wrote:

....... To print that large obviously requires a very sharp photo with sufficient contrast. If you are using zoom lenses it will be hard to achieve these results. It is easier to print a very large picture with a D700 with a quality prime lens than with a D850 with a standard (or any) zoom lens. .....

If I can make a suggestion - I'd draw back from statements like that, because you seem to be comparing with things you don't have experience of.

Zooms have come a long way and are extremely competitive with primes, and obviously have the advantage that you can crop to where you need to be. Likewise, they gain from VR which few primes have. A lot of the older primes also have worse coatings and aberration control.

Likewise, people with D850s (or other modern FF cameras) find it in themselves to print large with outstanding levels of detail. Additionally, cropping to a wide aspect ratio or 1:1 is straightforward without fretting too much about losing sufficient resolution. The D700's a good camera in its envelope - no need to go down the exceptionalism route.

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